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█████████ 11.30.2007 08:40 AM

kim gordon's "best of music 2007"
 
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Flipping back a couple pages, Kim Gordon posts her list -- some great stuff on there like NY noise demons Mouthus (no. 1), longtime psychedelicists Charlambides (no. 2), our beloved MV & EE (no. 3 and no. 4), the great Finnish avant-folkie Islaja (No. 5), and old Michigan hardcore Wolf Eyes heroes Negative Approach (no. 9) (god bless Laughing Hyenas, too), but it was no. 6 that most grabbed our attention:
06 Britney Spears at the MTV Video Music Awards, Las Vegas
Sorry, but I was impressed. In the year's most psychotic media moment, Britney created something more real than reality TV: entertainment without borders, an unconsciously brilliant deconstruction of American Idolism, a disintegration in slow-mo. You could almost call it art.Sorry, but I was impressed. In the year's most psychotic media moment, Britney created something more real than reality TV: entertainment without borders, an unconsciously brilliant deconstruction of American Idolism, a disintegration in slow-mo. You could almost call it art.
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http://www.stereogum.com/archives/da...-best-ofs.html

avantgarde1 11.30.2007 03:27 PM

lol, she's totally right.

k-krack 11.30.2007 03:54 PM

*edit: woops on me

atsonicpark 11.30.2007 04:32 PM

anyway, best album of the year is new sleeping people or rhys chatham or toddle.

whorefrost 11.30.2007 08:31 PM

Anyone know which Mouthus record she picked? They've had a few out this year. Just curious..

Moshe 11.30.2007 09:31 PM

Thanks for the heads up.

flophousefloozie 11.30.2007 10:56 PM

I think she was so fucked up at the time of the performance that she didn't even know what was going on. It's not like she was aiming to achieve anything beyond publicity and a heightened appeal of "dirty/sexy/whatever/skank".

koolthing78 12.01.2007 12:10 AM

I don't really feel like thinking hard enough to make my point right now (because it's a very fine distinction, and I'm on my fourth beer), but I find myself saying similar things (proclaiming something to be "brilliant," when it's not even clear the person doing it was coherent at the time). Basically, knowing that your career comeback kind of depends on proving you "still got it" at this one important event--that's going to be watched by millions--yet still getting trashed and ignoring pretty much everyone else's advice before going on... I don't know. I've been on this kick lately where I obsess about things being "authentic," and shun anything that smacks even a little bit of being contrived. In the sense that, whether she knew she was doing it or not, this was the most uncomfortably authentic moment at the MTV award show, it *was* kind of brilliant. I'm not saying Britney is brilliant, just the moment itself.
On another note, go back and listen to "Panty Lies." Though it was released in 1995, Kim couldn't have written a more oddly personal song about Britney if she tried.

atsonicpark 12.01.2007 08:40 AM

Britney Spears is a moron. Kim is a smart girl ironically defending a moron.

Torn Curtain 12.01.2007 09:21 AM

Does anyone have a link to the full list from Kim (with the comments if posssible) ?

PAULYBEE2656 12.01.2007 09:38 AM

i did feel sorry for britney at one point. now tho its like "grow up for fuck sake, youve got a child!"

sleeping people album is awesome... just got it.

Everyneurotic 12.01.2007 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PAULYBEE2656
i did feel sorry for britney at one point. now tho its like "grow up for fuck sake, youve got a child!"...


the truth.

atsonicpark 12.01.2007 05:34 PM

yes, sleeping people!

adjectives-ex 12.02.2007 12:33 AM

is there a youtube of that Britney performance? i'd like to see it.

s.


edit: of course, i could have just searched it myself. ahah. found it.

Protectmeyou 12.02.2007 05:21 AM

it's called a sense of humour. I'd say Kim had her tongue planted firmly in cheek when she said that.


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